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The X-Files: The Beginning

An accident at Rousch Technologies brings an E.B.E. to term inside a human host. Killing one person, the creature is now on the loose in Phoenix. Meanwhile, Mulder and Scully try to support their work on the X-Files, but their arguments fall on deaf ears. Skinner, behind the back of the OPR committee reviewing the agents' work, gives Mulder information on the death of the human host.

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x1
Production Number: 6X01
Airdate: Sunday November 08th, 1998

Director: Kim Manners
Writer: Chris Carter (1)

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Special Guest Stars
Mimi RogersMimi Rogers
As Agent Diana Fowley

Guest Stars
Chris Owens (1)Chris Owens (1)
As Special Agent Jeffrey Spender
James Pickens, Jr.James Pickens, Jr.
As Deputy Director Kersh
Jeff GulkaJeff Gulka
As Gibson Praise
William B. DavisWilliam B. Davis
As Cigarette-Smoking Man
Alan Henry BrownAlan Henry Brown
As First Short-Sleeved Scientist
Arthur TaxierArthur Taxier
As Assistant Director Bart
Christopher NeimanChristopher Neiman
As First Van Pool Scientist
Wendie MalickWendie Malick
As Assistant Director Maslin

Co-Guest Stars
Don S. WilliamsDon S. Williams
As Elder #1
George MurdockGeorge Murdock
As Elder #2
Wayne AlexanderWayne Alexander
As Assistant Director Arnold
Benito MartinezBenito Martinez
As Orderly
Scott EberleinScott Eberlein
As Black Haired Man
Wayne Thomas YorkeWayne Thomas Yorke
As Workman #1
Episode Quotes
Scully: I don't doubt what you saw, Mulder. I don't doubt you. I'm willing to believe - but not in a lie.

Cigarette Smoking Man: You can kill a man but you can't kill what he stands for . . . Not unless you first break his spirit. That's a beautiful thing to see.

Episode References
Rousch Technologies: "Redux", "Redux II"
The company that is working on the alien virus, Rousch Technologies, was first mentioned by Michael Kritschgau in the Season Five episode "Redux". It would later be learned in the following episode "Redux II" that Section Chief Blevins had been on the company's payroll.

Other Episode Crew

Special Makeup Effects ArtistBarney Burman
Warning: The X-Files season 6 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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